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Tympanic membrane. Retraction pocket.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7610909     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The author attempts to analyse the pathogenesis of the retraction pocket. Middle ear pressure, behaviour of both the tympanic membrane lamina propria and the stratified squamous epithelium are considered. Predisposing factors are presented. A conservative surgical treatment is suggested in cases of non-fixed retraction pockets; a radical surgical treatment is reserved for the fixed pockets. The management of mastoid cavities is discussed.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta oto-rhino-laryngologica Belgica     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0001-6497     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Otorhinolaryngol Belg     Publication Date:  1995  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-17     Completed Date:  1995-08-17     Revised Date:  2009-01-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373057     Medline TA:  Acta Otorhinolaryngol Belg     Country:  BELGIUM    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  163-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Ear, Middle / physiopathology
Epithelium / physiopathology
Hernia / physiopathology
Mastoid / pathology,  surgery
Middle Ear Ventilation
Tympanic Membrane / pathology*,  physiopathology,  surgery

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